Visit the beautiful NSW coastline for incredible surf and blockbuster events. NSW's Summer of Surfing calendar promises outstanding action from the spectacular North Coast to the beautiful South Coast, making it the perfect time to hit the road and enjoy a surf-inspired holiday.
NSW Summer of Surfing
Stretching more than 2,000km, the NSW coastline is home to some of the world's best surf beaches. Thrilling tournaments also hit the waves this summer, with NSW Pro-Surf Series events on the NSW North Coast, Central Coast and in Sydney. Newcastle is home to the legendary Surfest and nudie Australian Boardriders Battle.
Visit beautiful Manly Beach in Sydney for more action with the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. Grab a board and explore these spectacular surfing areas. A register of Australia's iconic surf beaches is kept by the National Surfing Reserves and the following NSW beaches are on the list:
The North Coast features some of the best surfing beaches in Australia. White, long sandy stretches emphasised by the bluest of waters highlight the naturally beautiful coast and the many awesome breaks within it. Start off in Byron Bay, a laid-back town with plenty of outdoor adventures.
Things to do include kayaking with Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay and Cape Byron Kayaks to see bottlenose dolphins and whales. You’ll find a huge range of places to stay at busy Byron.
The beaches of the Central Coast of NSW are spread out from just north of Sydney to Newcastle, where you'll find Merewether Beach. Some of the best surfing in the Central Coast can be found at North Avoca, and the consistent waves of Terrigal are a good place to take a surfing lesson.
Fishing, surfing, boating and kayaking are all available, with equipment available to rent at Avoca and other beachside towns.
South of Sydney, from Stanwell Park to Wollongong to Shellharbour to Eden, there are many excellent surf beaches. The South Coast offers unmatched beauty with ideal surf breaks for beginners and powerful waves for the more advanced surfer. Surf Camp Australia is based at Gerroa.
Rent a car or a campervan in Sydney from companies such as Mighty Cars and Campers and Camperman Australia, and drive to secluded surfing spots like Mystics and The Farm at Shellharbour. Werri Beach at Gerringong, south of Kiama, has point breaks at both ends of the beach plus a beachside campground and a youth hostel.